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Daydreams and Nightmares

Obsidian SkyAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (June 7, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Redglare Records
  • ASIN: B0050PQQF8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,128,539 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Catacombs
2. Bury the Hatchet
3. Sirens
4. Parasites
5. Daydreams and Nightmares

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Echoing the traditions set forth by metalcore pioneers such as As I Lay Dying, Unearth and Overcast, Atlanta, Georgia's Obsidian Sky is set to make a mark in a big way with their latest single Catacombs, off of the EP Daydreams and Nightmares. Set in a post-apocalyptic background, Catacombs is the story of perseverance amidst trying times. With a galloping, upbeat feel, particularly from the fluidly melodic lead guitar work of Tim Grindle, Catacombs succeeds in telling a simple story of personal difficulties. While there is nothing progressive about Catacombs, including the unoriginal song structure, this isn't really problematic because Obsidian Sky play the song in a very tight manner, with succinct production. Grindle, who deserves mention again, is reminiscent of Unearth's lead style with highly melodic riffs and proper technical proportions. This is vital, as far too many bands can throw in melodic power chords but lack the ability to change up the riff patterns without losing the hook. This balance is where the art lies, and Grindle possesses that artistic vigor for sure. In addition, vocalist Khalifa Al-Boinen comes across as a growler similar to Shadows Fall and Overcast's Brian Fair, and it really works, marking a pleasant reminder of the bygone era of the grounbreaking Overcast. The breakdowns and gang vocals are also surprisingly good in Catacombs, and it is fairly rare to be surprised by anything in metalcore these days. Obsidian Sky are clearly adept at playing well and writing solid metal music. It's safe to say that Atlanta has a gem in its midst. Catacombs is a very solid song, and if the rest of their EP matches it, then there is another legit metalcore contender on the scene. --Cody Plucker

Product Description

Obsidian Sky is a four-piece progressive metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia. With an aggressive sound that can be related to bands like Pantera, Kill Switch Engage, As I Lay Dying, and All That Remains, Obsidian Sky has been a driving force on the regional music scene since their inception in 2010. Obsidian Sky s sound features hard-hitting yet melodic songs, and they bring a strong stage presence that enhances their signature style. Frontman and stringsman Khalifa Al-Boinen delivers the band s message with his blend of powerful vocals and charismatic attitude. Drummer Mo Al-Boinen provides the driving force with his unique yet precise playing style. Tim Grindle is the lead guitarist, but off-stage he stands out as the quartet s outspoken funny man. Bassist Dillan Lynn is a physi- cal player, with head-banging that rivals that of the fans in the audience.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The New Metalcore Masters of the Dirty South February 8, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Obsidian Sky have truly breathed life into a metal sub-genre that has suffered from some cloned staleness in recent years. This is not a pat, by-the-numbers Killswitch Engage ripoff by any means. It is a unique endeavor in which a new, talented band freely delves into various genres of hard-edge music to create a short masterpiece. This EP is simultaneously an homage to their influences and a flag raising ceremony for the new state of metalcore.

Let's look at the EP song by song:

"Catacombs" is a strong track out of the gates. No frills. Hard, fast, and heavy. The tempo changes are tight and seamless. It has almost a Silent Civilian feel to it with a touch of Shai Halud (the gang vocals, specifically). The lyrics are a harsh, stark warning of dark days to come.

"Bury the Hatchet" flips the script by taking the listener on a full tilt groove metal Odyssey. The sick, bottom heavy rhythms are worthy of comparison to any song by Throwdown, rivaling even the tight grooves laid down by hardcore/southern fried metal pioneers, Corrosion of Conformity. The song concludes with a tolling bell and an air raid/prison siren to herald the second chapter in this lesson in brutality.

"Sirens" delivers an As I Lay Dying-esque tune with raw and clean vocals juxtaposed in harmonic divergence. The line, "You're just another disease!", rings in the mind long after the song ends.

"Parasites" is the standout track on the EP. The breakdowns are head-bob candy. The Shai Halud-style gang vocals return to give a feeling of the group's singular focus in delivering their message of promised persistence. Feel free to find a new host; these fellas aren't giving any quarter.

The title track is solid book end to the EP.
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